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Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides

Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides are designed to streamline your genealogical life. I’ve been an archivist, librarian, and genealogist for more than three decades. Helping library users and clients with their family history research, I am struck by how much archivists and genealogists have in common.

Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides provide simple and effective ways to research and organize family tree information, records, and photographs. The guides combine the best practices of archivists and historians, simplifying the parts of genealogy that seem so complicated they can bog down your research.

Discovering Ancestors

Discovering Immigrant Ancestors follows in the footsteps of your immigrant ancestors, illustrating their experiences as they left Europe for America in the 19th and 20th centuries. more info →

Organizing Research

Organizing Genealogy Research Using Archival Principles is Sassy Jane’s best-selling guide and full of specific, practical ways to manage your family tree records. more info →

Cataloging Photos

Cataloging Digital Family Photographs and Records helps you add names, dates, and other information to digital photographs and keep them organized and searchable on your hard drive. more info →

Simplifying Sources

Simplifying Genealogy Sources and Citations helps you bring order to the sources used in your family history research, linking digital and paper files in your citations. more info →

Using Macs & iPads

Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy helps you with the latest research apps (and how to organize them) for iPads and Macs. Guidance included for family historians who are thinking of switching Mac OS X . more info →


Discovering Immigrant Ancestors

  • 77-page PDF
  • Find your immigrant ancestors
  • Includes resource links

Organizing Genealogy Research

  • 40-page PDF
  • Name, organize and find your genealogy records
  • Includes coupon code

Cataloging Digital Photographs

  • 38-page PDF
  • Add names and dates to genealogy digital photos
  • Includes coupon code

Simplifying Genealogy Sources

  • 40-page PDF
  • Cite your research easily and professionally
  • Includes coupon code

Using Macs & iPads for Genealogy

  • 59-page PDF
  • Latest apps, tips & tricks for Macs and iPads
  • Includes coupon code